CNN reported today that the "insurgents" now control Western Iraq not the US.
I know that it would have been as accurate to report this as the Iraqi rebels now control Western Iraq....
This war on terror is also a war of words. Too often the words used distort the truth.
I believe the term rebel is more accurate because it is the more familiar term in usuage in our country (pre terror world linguistic changes). It also means insurgent.
After all, 92 percent of the Iraqi's want the US to leave their country. They do not want a foreign occupation.
It's time for the Bush administration to listen to the people of America and Iraq. The majority of Americans and Iraqi's want the US to stop using it's military as a foreign occupation force in Iraq.
No amount of propaganda from Bush, his Rove droves, and their partners in our mainstream media are going to change the will of the people. We are still currently legally entitled choose for ourselves what we want. Hopefully Bush's limits to our freedoms in the name of national security won't change this fact anytime soon.
When is Bush going to listen to the people? If he won't...when are we going to force him to listen?
1. rebel: somebody who rebels against authority or leadership, especially somebody who belongs to a group involved in an uprising
2. political rebel: a member of a political party who rebels against the party leaders or policies
• adjective rising in active revolt.
• noun a rebel or revolutionary.
— DERIVATIVES insurgence noun insurgency noun (pl. insurgencies).
— ORIGIN from Latin insurgere ‘rise up’.
1 : a person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially : a rebel not recognized as a belligerent
2 : one who acts contrary to the policies and decisions of one's own political party
insurgent Show phonetics
1 [C usually plural] FORMAL someone who is fighting against the government in their own country:
All approaches to the capital are now under the control of the insurgents.
2 [C] US someone who opposes especially political authority